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Hovercraft help 2

  1. Aug 18, 2008 #1
    i need some help with my one engine hc
    i have a 85lb snomo engine and a 45lb deck and me (130lbs)
    is that too heavy for a yamaha 440 snomo engine?
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  3. Aug 18, 2008 #2
    Hmm. Don't know. I think you need to research the prop you'll use. You want to get one with as much thrust as possible. They sell hovercraft specific ones online, for like $100-200.

    I've had a plan for a few years of making one using a plywood deck, lawnmower engine and (very) large innertube. Keep me posted on your progress. Perhaps you could more fully explain your plans.
  4. Aug 18, 2008 #3
    It depends on the HP of the Yamaha engine? Is that the 4 cycle 40 horsepower engine??
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  6. Aug 19, 2008 #5
    thanks russ that helps alot!
    my deck ids made of two pices of luan sandwiching foam covered in fiberglass
    and yes the engine is 40h
  7. Jan 11, 2009 #6
    scratch that 50 Hp
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